ALCEA rosea var. nigra

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ALCEA rosea var. nigra

Black Hollyhock
[Jet Black, Arabian Nights]
Select Item No. AO308

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Turkey to Asia
Special Features: Deepest maroon color, appearing nearly black in color, single. Tremendously popular old-fashioned perennial.
 
Basic Colour: (grey / black)
Flower Colour: black-red
Natural Flowering Period: May - October
Flower: single
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: orbicular, shallowly lobed
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 180 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / beneficial plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 8.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
120
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
25 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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